The PassivHAUS architecture company

Architects Cork

Passive architects Cork City. The PassivHaus Architecture Company is a practice lead by RIAI architect Paul McNally with over 20 years experience.  Founded to provide specialist architectural services to the residential and commercial sectors. RIAI Sustainable Award winning architecture practice for the 2015 Passive Pharmacy and Apartment building in Clonmel.

Call us on 021 2429455 or email info@pmnarchitecture.com  to get your project started now.

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How hiring this architect works

How to hire Architects

Worried about your budget and not sure about how to proceed? We have a system to ensure your project is viable, before you hire us. This system was developed by us, and we have taught it to 200 qualified architects at the RIAI over the last 4 years!

We will meet you, estimate your construction costs, and quote for services, before you appoint us. Not only that, but we will give you as complete a picture as possible. This will include all the development costs around the project, surveys, taxes, grants, other consultants costs etc, which can add 40% to the construction cost! We have completed hundreds of cost analyses like this, for all types of projects great and small. We won’t sugar coat it, or tell you what you want to hear. We can offer ideas and suggestions to make your budget meet your aspirations and requirements. Rationalisation, phasing, prioritisation, focusing budget where it is important and scaling back in the lesser-used spaces.. There is always room to improve! 😉

Then if it still works for you and is financially viable, we can start designing based on an agreed scope of work and overall budget.

Once we have a sketch design, we will work with a Quantity Surveyor to check the design is still on track before you apply for planning permission or sign a contract to build.

Call us on 021 2429455 or email info@pmnarchitecture.com  to get your project started now.

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Get in touch

If you would like to talk to us about your project, give us a call and we will explain how the process works, how to get started on the right foot with an appraisal of your brief and your budget.

Call us on 021 2429455 or email info@pmnarchitecture.com  to get your project started now.

Services

Standard services include Planning permission applications, An Bórd Pleanála appeals, on-site inspections and contract administration and certification.

Commercial expertise ranges from Retail design, Office design, Fire Safety Certificate Applications, Disability Certificate Applications

Specialist services are Project Supervisor Design Process, Certified PassivHaus Designer, Energy modelling using PHPP software, Assigned Certifier for Building Regulations.

Call us on 021 2429455 or email info@pmnarchitecture.com 

Architects Design Wooden roof beams
Architects Design Wooden roof beams
Architects Design Wooden roof beams
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Commercial projects

For more information about the Commercial building aspect of our services, see here. We have specialist skills in the design of office buildings, retail businesses such as pharmacys, stores, etc, industrial units for start-up companies like the Fab-Lab and Enterprise Centre in Cloughjordan. All our projects start from the principle of ‘fabric-first’, which means we design the structure to reduce energy costs and increase comfort. It is true that good buildings cost more, but we can demonstrate that the cost savings for companies who need to retain skilled staff, will dwarf the cost of a quality workplace. Comfort, brightness, spaciousness and aesthetics all contribute to a sense of well-being and being valued. We all produce better when we feel valued by our employers!

Call us on 021 2429455 or email info@pmnarchitecture.com  to get your project started now.

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Architect designed house extension in Cork

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021 242 9455 23 The Rise Bishopstown Cork Ireland T12 H6D2

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